The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: Inhuman religion (nun?) CBR Scale: R

Name: Ultarnt

Classification: supporting character supporting character   clergy/religious leader clergy/religious leader   scientist scientist  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Inhumans (vol. 2) #3 (Jan. 1999): "Ghost in the Machine"

Creators: Paul Jenkins, Jae Lee

Number of Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: Inhumans

Occupation: geneticist

Race: Inhuman

Gender: female

Note: discovered patterns in terrigenesis, circa 1900

About 100 years ago the great Inhuman geneticist Ultarnt was commissioned by the Inhuman Genetic Council to study the sacred ritual of Terrigenesis. She discovered patterns in the process that the council thought would be dangerous for anybody to know about. So they suppressed the information for 100 years.

Ultarnt was definitely an Inhuman and studied one of the most important aspects of Inhuman religion. There is little reason to believe she was anything other than a normative, orthodox adherent of Inhuman religion. But the listing for Ultarnt in Jeff Christiansen's "Master List" section of the "Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe" website has the word "nun" with q question mark after it (i.e., "nun?"). Is to suggest that Ultarnt appeared to be dressed as a nun in the one comic book story in which she appeared? Did she appear to be an Inhuman nun, or a Catholic nun? We know that Inhuman religion has clergy and priests. After all, one of the best known Inhumans - Karnak - is a priest. But traditionally Inhuman clergy have an appearance very distinct from Catholic clergy. We would need to carefully read the story in which Ultarnt appears to determine what is meant by the "nun?" in that listing. Nowhere else can we find anything suggesting that Ultarnt became a nun, and absolutely nowhere can we find anything linking her to the Catholic church or suggesting she became a Catholic nun. At this point we are assuming that something about the character's appearance or speech in the story she appeared in might suggest that she is an Inhuman nun.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Inhumans (vol. 2) #3 (Jan. 1999): "Ghost in the Machine"

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